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Electrolux Epic 6500SR Full Bag sensor working, Does not Reset properly

\015 I have an Electrolux Epic 6500 SR (predecessor of Lux 7000).\015\012\015\012The full bag system works properly--it shuts down the vacuum when the bag is full and illuminates the full bag light.\015\012\015\012However, when I try to start the vacuum again with a new bag, the full\015\012bag light stays on and the vacuum doesn't reset right away.\015\012\015\012If I put a new bag into the machine and press the on/off switch 5 +\015\012times, the full bag light goes out and the vacuum starts running\015\012again. I have had several of these vacuums with the full bag sensors\015\012and I have never run into a problem with the system on any of them before.\015\012\015\012Here's the scenario:\015\012\015\0121. Vacuuming until the bag is full and the sensor switches off the machine and the full bag light illuminates.\015\012\015\0122. Press on/off switch to turn "off" vacuum--Full bag light stays illuminated.\015\012\015\0123. Insert new and empty bag.\015\012\015\0124. Press on/off switch to turn on vacuum (full bag light is still illuminated).\015\012\015\0125. Vacuum does not turn on (full bag light is still illuminated).\015\012\015\0126. Press on/off switch 5+ times and the full bag light turns off.\015\012\015\0127. Press on/off switch and vacuum turns on.\015\012\015\012Anyone have an idea? The Aerus/Electrolux service agent near me simply\015\012tells me that I should invest in a new vacuum cleaner. I know that\015\012there is an alternative solution here.\015

Answers :

The problem was a sticking switch that was not being reset. The vacuum on/off switch mechanism is comprised of two switches. One is the main switch that turns the vacuum on and off. The second is a shut off switch that gets tripped when the full bag sensor is engaged. This second switch is supposed to get reset when you push the on/off switch on the outside of the machine. The full bag shutoff switch was stiff and it, therefore, was taking a couple of presses of the on/off switch to move the shutoff switch back into the running position.
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